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Tractor-trailer accidents are devastating events that can leave victims with life-changing injuries and significant legal and financial challenges.
In Pennsylvania, these accidents occur with alarming frequency due to the state's extensive road networks and high volume of commercial truck traffic. In fact, in 2022 alone, there were more than 7,500 tractor-trailer crashes on Pennsylvania roads, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
If you've been involved in a tractor-trailer accident in Pennsylvania, seeking legal assistance to protect your rights and secure the compensation you deserve is crucial.
The Impact of Tractor Trailer Accidents
Tractor trailers are the giants of the road, typically weighing more than 85,000 pounds and often transporting hazardous cargo. The results can be catastrophic when a tractor-trailer and a smaller passenger vehicle collide. What might be a moderate accident between two small cars can lead to severe car accident injuries or even fatalities when a tractor-trailer is involved. Due to these immense risks, it's essential to consult a skilled attorney with expertise in handling tractor-trailer accident cases.
Thistle Law is a leading legal firm with a unique history and a track record of success in handling tractor-trailer accident cases. If you've been involved in a tractor-trailer accident in Pennsylvania, we're here to help you navigate the legal complexities and secure the compensation you deserve. Contact Thistle Law at 215-525-6824 to discuss your case with our experienced legal team.
Over 80 Years Of Truck Accident Case Experience.
Thistle Law is committed to helping accident victims obtain substantial monetary awards in truck accident cases. Our team of skilled attorneys boasts over 80 years of collective experience handling tractor-trailer accidents in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. We understand the intricacies of this area of law, and we are well-equipped to protect your rights and seek the maximum compensation possible.
Our Expertise Helps Your Truck Accident Case
Common Causes of Tractor Trailer Accidents:
Various factors can cause tractor-trailer accidents, and identifying the root cause is important to help us determine liability accurately.
2. Vehicle Malfunction
Negligence, carelessness, and distraction on the driver's part can lead to accidents. However, the responsibility may also fall on the commercial owner of the tractor-trailer. Commercial trucking involves extensive wear and tear, making it the owner's duty to ensure proper truck maintenance and upkeep. Failing to do so significantly increases the risk of mechanical malfunctions, which can lead to accidents. These accidents often lead to litigation against the commercial owners.
The physical characteristics of tractor-trailers, including large loads, blind spots, and limited maneuverability, can also contribute to accidents. These unique attributes demand specialized legal expertise to unravel the complexities of liability in tractor-trailer accidents.
1. Driver Error
Driver error is one of the most prevalent causes of tractor-trailer accidents. The demanding nature of a truck driver's job, involving long hours, tight schedules, fatigue, and distractions, can incentivize reckless behavior.
Speeding, disregarding traffic laws, and cutting corners are all-too-common results of these pressures. Furthermore, driver error can be attributed to human factors such as falling asleep at the wheel, drunk driving, or becoming distracted. Often, multiple vehicles may be involved, further complicating the liability assessment.
How Thistle Law Can Assist You
Tractor-trailer accidents involve distinct legal nuances that set them apart from conventional motor vehicle accidents. Navigating these differences can be challenging without a deep understanding of motor vehicle law and the trucking industry.
Thistle Law is here to guide you through the legal process and offer comprehensive support, including:
- Understanding Your Legal Rights: We will provide you with a clear understanding of your legal rights and help you navigate the legal process.
- Communication with Commercial Owners and Insurers: Our legal team will handle communications with commercial owners and insurers, ensuring you are not taken advantage of during settlement negotiations.
- Assistance with Damage Claims: We will help you pursue damage claims, allowing you to recover and get back on the road as soon as possible.
- Investigation: Thistle Law will investigate the circumstances of your accident to ensure you receive proper compensation and that justice is served.
- Protection from Predatory Insurers: Our extensive knowledge of the motor vehicle insurance industry equips us to protect you from predatory insurers, low-ball settlement offers, and the fine print of insurance policies.
- Building a Strong Case: We will work diligently to build a strong case that maximizes your chances of receiving a fair settlement.
- Litigation: If necessary, we will take your case to court and fight for your right to proper compensation, ensuring that those responsible are held accountable.
Contact Thistle Law for Tractor Trailer Accident Representation
If you've been involved in a tractor-trailer accident in Pennsylvania, don't navigate the legal complexities alone. Contact the experienced PA truck accident lawyers Thistle Law at 215-525-6824 for expert legal guidance and representation. With our extensive experience and dedication to securing justice for our clients, we are your trusted advocates in tractor-trailer accident cases. Thistle Law is committed to helping you obtain the compensation you deserve and move forward with your life after a devastating accident.
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